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Easier Said Than Done Quotes


"That's easier said than done." - David Garrick

"Just about everything in this world is easier said than done, with the exception of "systematically assisting Sisyphus's stealthy, cyst-susceptible sister," which is easier done than said." - Daniel Handler

"It's all easier said than done, and it isn't even easy to say." - Jeffrey Lewis

"Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own. (This is easier said than done.)" - Jacqueline Briskin

"If you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that's easier said than done, but keep trying." - Beyonce Knowles

"Kabuto: It's always easier said than done. I just said that this jutsu had no weaknesses or risk... Itachi: Every jutsu has its weakness. This jutsu's weakness and risk is...the existence of me!" - Masashi Kishimoto

"Some things are better done than said." - Malcolm X

"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

"You're offering a great service. People are tuning in. So continue to find great people, continue to do what you're doing. And do it better than your rivals. I know that's easier said than done..." - Richard Branson

"I hoped this was true. Even if it wasn't, all I could do was hand over what I could, with the hope of something in return. But of course, this was easier said than done." - Sarah Dessen

"Do good work and let that speak for itself. Don't waste time arguing with someone. Instead, show them in your work. That's easier said than done, but it really is the best solution. No one can argue with good work." - Megan Alexander

"You're letting go of having the best possible experience you can have regardless of who you are and where you are. I think that can be applied to all things, but it's easier said than done." - Jason Mraz

"The reason to have more racial diversity on any team is because it's helpful to have different perspectives on any issue. And I also believe that. It's easier said than done, unfortunately." - Megyn Kelly

"I hoped this was true. Even if it wasn't, all I could do was hand over what I could, with the hope of something in return. But of course, this was easier said than done." - Sarah Dessen

"I've done a lot of casual work, and acting is a lot easier than laying carpets." - James Garner

"After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done." - Anonymous

"After all is said and done, more is said than done." - Aesop

"When all is said and done, more is said than done." - Lou Holtz

"She said people found running to something easier than running from something." - Sarah Mlynowski

"It is easier to say new things than to reconcile those which have already been said." - Luc De Clapiers

"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said." - Jim Rohn

"With a braggart, it's no sooner done than said." - Evan Esar

"God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. Energy and persistence conquer all things. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! Oh, it's easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin

"I never thought that shoes would be the reason that you recruit players, but it's a factor. I think we need to get the shoe companies out of the lives of the athletes. I think we need to get it back to where parents and coaches have more of a say than peripheral people, but that's easier said than done." - Rick Pitino

"It's always easier to apologize for something you've already done than to get approval for it in advance." - Grace Hopper

"After all is said and done, a hell lot of a lot more is said than done." - H L Mencken

"Keep true to the rare music in your heart, to the marvelous and unique form that is and shall always be nothing else but you. Keep to that and you can do no wrong, which I realize is easier said than done." - Mark Z Danielewski

"If you don't put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There's the writer and there's the author. The author - you don't ever think about the author. Just think about the writer. So my advice would be, find a way to not care - easier said than done." - Andre Dubus

"I think it's always when you go to caddie for another player, it's no different to when you start with a new player. The very most important thing is when you get the first opportunity to have a win is to try and show them that you know what you're doing. It's easier said than done." - Steve Williams

"There are literally endless options and possibilities, and often no clear or obvious path in how to make that choice, and nobody to tell you to go this way or that. But somehow, it works itself out if you trust in the process, which is often easier said than done." - St. Lucia

"I love the idea of relationships as being the ultimate team - someone you share everything with, who completely and utterly backs you, and whom you give to completely unselfishly. It's easier said than done, but we all need something to aspire to." - Matthew Hussey

"The thought system which dominates our culture is laced with selfish values, and relinquishing those values is a lot easier said than done. The journey to a pure heart can be highly disorienting. For years, we may have worked for power, money or prestige. Now all of a sudden we've learned that these are just the values of a dying world." - Marianne Williamson

"In making the jump from a local program to the showcase of a coast-to-coast broadcast, Ted Yates and I were determined to maintain the candid, sometimes combative style we'd introduced on 'Night Beat.' But that proved easier said than done." - Mike Wallace

"If you don't put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There's the writer and there's the author. The author - you don't ever think about the author. Just think about the writer. So my advice would be, find a way to not care - easier said than done." - Andre Dubus Iii

"Luckily, I'm young and I have a great training staff that helps me take care of my body day in and day out. You make sure you're eating right. Make sure you're hitting the iron, lifting as much as you possibly can. That's easier said than done because we don't have many practice days." - Kevin Love

"Nothing is easier than sinning." - Martin Luther

"Anger is easier than forgiveness." - Ellen Hopkins

"Abstinence is easier than temperance." - Seneca the Younger

"sorrow is easier than guilt." - Anne Sexton

". . . escape is easier than change." - Jim Rohn

"Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship." - Zeuxis

"It is much easier to decide what is not humorous than what is, and very difficult to define it otherwise than Cowley has done, by negatives." - Joseph Addison

"I've done 21 films in eight years, and I've said 'No' more times than I've done films." - Mekhi Phifer

"I'm done. I'm going to go to bed and read important books about theater." "It would would be easier if you just said porn," Scarlett said. "No idea what you're talking about. But knock first if you need me." - Maureen Johnson

"It is far easier for me to teach twenty what were right to be done, than be one of the twenty to follow mine own teaching." - William Shakespeare

"In the heat of such dark ire, we feel far away from our shame, even though we are in fact being driven by it and our aversion to it. It's easier to fight than to be vulnerable, easier to attack the other than to openly state that we're sorry for what we've done to them, easier to do battle than to connect, easier to hold a grudge than to grieve together, easier to engage in warfare than in peacemaking. It's easier to armor ourselves than to step out of our armor." - Robert Augustus Masters

"No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth." - Quintus Ennius

""More than him has done that," said Antonia sadly, and the girls murmured assent." - Willa Cather

"Above everything else I've done, I've always said I've had more guts than I've got talent." - Dolly Parton

"No sooner said than done - so acts your man of worth." - Franz Kafka

"My mother taught me the principles of hard work, setting my own goals and visualizing my future. From my early days with Destiny's Child, I understood I had to be focused and dedicated if I wanted true success. We were taught we needed a plan and the discipline to execute that plan to the fullest. I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that's easier said than done but keep trying." - Beyonce Knowles

"Worry is anti-trust. If you're worried, you don't trust something: your kids, their friends, strangers, the church, even God. Can He take care of your children? Certainly. Jesus says, 'I tell you, stop being anxious and worried about your life.' Pretty blunt. Stop it! Easier said than done, huh? Worry tests your trust, so hand your children to God and let Him babysit your babies when you're not around. He's pretty good at it!" - Max Lucado

"The best thing you can do if you had put something on the internet and watched it spiral out of control is be nice to yourself. Especially when you get on the internet, you have opened yourself up to everybody's opinion, and not everybody's going to be nice. And if you can at least be nice to yourself, that'll help you so much - though it's easier said than done." - Rebecca Black

"I'm never scared, they never real, I never run. When all is said and done, more is always said than done." - Drake

"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Does it hurt?" The childish question had escaped Harry's lips before he could stop it. "Dying? Not at all," said Sirius. "Quicker and easier than falling asleep." - J K Rowling

"Transmitting information is easier than creating understanding." - Harold Evans

"Failures are easier to repeat than successes." - Mason Cooley

"Worship God. It's easier than thinking." - Chapman Cohen

"Good values are easier caught than taught." - Zig Ziglar

"Nothing is easier than self-deceit." - Demosthenes

"Nothing is easier than fault finding." - Og Mandino

"Kissing is much easier than smoking," - Kiernan Shipka

"Worship God. It's easier than thinking." - Chapman Cohen

"It's easier to lose than to win." - Wayne Gretzky

"Great changes are easier than small ones." - Francis Bacon

"To advise is easier than to help." - Proverbs

"Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions." - Jaron Lanier

"Character is much easier kept than recovered." - Thomas Paine

"Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation." - Saint Augustine

"In America nothing dies easier than tradition." - Russell Baker

"Well, wouldn't it have been easier if she'd just asked me whether I liked her better than you?" "Girls don't often ask questions like that," said Hermione. "Well, they should!" said Harry forcefully." - J K Rowling

"And when all is said and done, there is no greater success in the world than just being happy." - Kate Smith

"Not caring what people think about you is so much easier said than done and I think that it's easy to be in school and kind of compare yourself to everybody else, you might think that you're weird because some people don't like you or because you just dont feel like you belong in your own skin in your school and I think that it's important to realize that there's absolutely nothing wrong with you you're worth so much. As time progresses you'll see that and you have to learn to love yourself and accept yourself because its your skin" - Camila Cabello

"Get out of debt. In a world of stagnant incomes and rising core expenses like mortgage and health care costs, that's a lot easier said than done. The middle class is under enormous pressure. But families can stop the bleeding by reducing their reliance on debt wherever they can. They can also start fighting back by taking a hard look at whom they do business with and rethinking whether they want tricks-and-traps banks to hold their money. They can also demand that public officials take the side of families over the side of banks." - Elizabeth Warren

"The best ideas aren't hidden in shadowy recesses. They're right in front of us, hidden in plain sight. Innovation seldom depends on discovering obscure or subtle elements but in seeing the obvious with fresh eyes. This is easier said than done because nothing is as hard to see as what's right before our eyes. We overlook what we take for granted. Billions of tea drinkers observed the force of steam escaping from water boiling in a kettle before James Watt realized that this vapor could be converted into energy." - Richard Farson

"Three strikes' laws make no sense as policy. They are more about the politicians responding to the people's desire to see their fury at social dysfunction reflected in the law. Our sentences are way too long. We need to look at the war on drugs, which is to say we need to look and this is easier said than done. Once again, politically, not an easy lift at all. Nevertheless, our policy is self-defeating. We're not keeping people from using the substances. We're creating a huge black market, just like we did under prohibition, which attracts all kinds of criminal enterprise." - Glenn Loury

"So if we can't express it or repress it, what do we do when we feel angry? The answer is to recognize the anger, but choose to respond to the situation differently. Easier said than done, right? Can you actually imagine trying to strong-arm your anger into another, more amicable feeling? It would never work. Determination alone won't work. It takes a new intelligence to understand and manage our emotions. By getting your head and heart in coherence and allowing the heart's intelligence to work for you, you can have a realistic chance of transforming your anger in a healthy way." - Doc Childre

"I don't know much about the music business, but for just general advice for someone trying to create things, as simple as this sounds, I think the best thing you can do is constantly try to improve upon your work. Always focus on that first and foremost, and leave everything else (marketing, image) completely secondary. Obviously, easier said than done when you're trying to make a living, but if you can move along those lines and earnestly try to make things that you really enjoy it can only benefit you in the long run." - Joe Rogan

"The truth is always easier than a lie or an evasion - easier to deal with and easier to live with." - J K Rowling

"I've done so many sex scenes in my life and it's much easier to do a funny sex scene than a sex scene that is supposed to look like it feels." - Stellan Skarsgard

"I think I bit off more than I could chew, I thought the marathon would be easier. For the level of condition that I have now, that was without a doubt the hardest physical thing I have ever done." - Lance Armstrong

"Film is more of novelty, because I've done so much theater over many years. I'm in love with making movies. Also, I find it easier to remember three minutes of dialogue than three hours." - Woody Allen

"We know that dismantling old oppressive regimes is a great deal faster and easier than building new flourishing democracies. Chinggis Khaan once said, 'It was easier to conquer the world on horseback than to dismount and govern.' True validation of democracy lies less in what we tear down, and more in what we build." - Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

"If you owe the bank $10,000 you have a problem. If you owe the bank $10,000,000 they have a problem. After all is said and done, more is said than done. Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." - Ronald Reagan

"Facing them (men) with knives and spears was much easier than loving them, much easier." - Robert Jordan

"Lord Snow wants to take my place now.' He sneered. 'I'd have an easier time teaching a wolf to juggle than you will training this aurochs.' 'I'll take that wager, Ser Alliser', Jon said. 'I'd love to see Ghost juggle." - George R R Martin

"Meg, don't you think you'd make a better adjustment to life if you faced facts?" I do face facts," Meg said. They're lots easier to face than people, I can tell you." - Madeleine L'Engle

"...William wondered why he always disliked people who said 'no offense meant.' Maybe it was because they found it easier to to say 'no offense meant' than actually to refrain from giving offense." - Terry Pratchett

"I'd rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it's probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased." - Jack Nicklaus

"There is a line that I always loved from Lucretius. He said, "The sublime is the art of exchanging easier for more difficult pleasures." The presumption of that formulation is that the more difficult pleasures are actually better than the easier pleasures. That is why one makes the exchange." - Andrew Solomon

"It is easier to make war than to make peace." - Georges Clemenceau

"Goodness is easier to recognize than to define." - W H Auden

"It is easier to run a revolution than a government." - Ferdinand Marcos

"Acting is easier and smoother than singing - it's less drama." - Beyonce Knowles

"Recovering from failure is often easier than building from success." - Michael Eisner

"It is easier to begin well than to finish well." - Plautus

"Brutality is sometimes easier to endure than ridicule." - Patricia Moyes

"Just remember that forgiveness is so much easier than regret." - Katie Ashley

"Nothing easier than to confuse busyness with goodness." - Mason Cooley

"It's easier to apologize than ask for permission." - Grace Hopper

"It is easier to look wise than to talk wisely." - Ambrose

"I learned that getting mad was easier than being sad." - Emily Giffin

"Was insanity really easier to accept than unconsciousness?" - Jeff Lindsay

"Acting is a lot easier than people think it is." - Alexander Payne

"It is easier to sacrifice great than little things." - Michel De Montaigne

"Some kinds of stocks are easier to analyse than others." - Walter Schloss

"People can cry much easier than they can change." - James Baldwin

"Why are some things easier to write than say?" - Ally Condie

"Several girlfriends are easier to handle than one wife." - Hugh Hefner

"It's easier to be God than to see God." - Stephen Gaskin

"Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye." - Erica Jong

"It is easier to counterfeit old age than youth." - Barbara Mertz

"It is much easier to begin than to end." - Plautus

"Killing people was far easier than making polite chitchat." - Jennifer Estep

"It's easier to believe in aliens than in gods," - Neil Gaiman

"It is easier to apologize than to get permission." - Grace Hopper

"To initiate (user) action, doing must be easier than thinking." - Nir Eyal

"How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!" - Eric Hoffer

"It's easier to invent the future than to predict it." - Alan Kay

"It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend." - Dorothee DeLuzy

"It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission." - Anonymous

"It is easier to be generous than to be just." - Elizabeth Bibesco

"It's much easier to be cruel than one might think." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"It's easier to believe in aliens than in gods," - Neil Gaiman

"Destroying things is much easier than making them." - Suzanne Collins

"It was easier than explaining DiMaggio's use as a metaphor." - Paul Simon

"It's much easier to be cruel than one might think." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"Sleep is easier to make up than a unique evening." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"Isn't it easier to forgive than to hate? -Eriond" - David Eddings

"Sometimes it's easier to show than it is to tell" - Paula Danziger

"It's easier to scare someone than to persuade him." - Edwin Feulner

"It's easier to criticize somebody else, than to see yourself." - George Harrison

"No" is always an easier stand than "Yes." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Smile, it's easier than explaning why you're sad" - Frank Ocean

"Sometimes pain is easier to bear alone than happiness." - Nathaniel Branden

"Doing the unrealistic is easier than doing the realistic." - Tim Ferriss

"It is easier to win love than to keep it." - Diane de Poitiers

"It's easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission." - Bill Bowerman

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than to beg for permission." - Lora Leigh

"To devastate is easier and more spectacular than to create." - Anthony Burgess

"A lean purse is easier to cure than to endure." - George S. Clason

"It's much easier to have one swing thought than many." - Butch Harmon

"I think the death penalty's easier than life in prison," - Pamela Smart

"It was easier to ask for forgiveness than permission?" - Kate Brian

"It's easier to eat nothing than to eat something." - Brigid Berlin

"It's easier to create money than to spend it." - Warren Buffett

"Jumping jacks are easier to do than crawling jacks." - Demetri Martin

"Chicken nuggets don't die any easier than baby fur seals." - Ted Nugent

"It's easier to be God than to see God." - Stephen Gaskin



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